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Review: araabMUZIK’s Hypnotic For Professional Use Only 2 LP

Dominican-Guatemalan producer araabMUZIK released his latest album last week, For Professional Use Only 2, a follow-up to the mixtape of the same name. The release’s 24 instrumentals revolve around bridging trap’s distinctive …
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Omega Reborn as an Evangelical Pastor?

According to Fuegolalata, merenguero Omega is going the way of the MC Hammer, having decided to become an Evangelical pastor while in prison in an attempt to rebuild a career that’s been plagued by …
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TRAILER: What if We Could Make a Taíno ‘Lion King’?

Twitter: @hooleahoolea Irka Mateo is on a mission to bring us back to our Taíno roots through a surprising medium: animation. According to biologists, Taíno DNA is present in 27% of the Dominican population, but …
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Video: N-Fasis' “Dibujos Animados” [R.D.]

N-Fasis, a.k.a. El Hombre De 1000 Virtudes, is an artist from the Dominican Republic who's no stranger to making jaws drop for a number of reasons. 99% of the time, it’s because …
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Video: Los Teke Teke's "Dame Tu Numerito" [R.D.]

Twitter: @false_witness Last night, infamous Dominican dembow and mambo group Los Teke Teke let the world know that they’ve been doing their fair share of touring over the past year through the video for …
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Free Download: Gnomico's "Hoy No Quiero Trabajar" + VIDEO [R.D.]

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot Dominicano rhyme handler Wilson Polanco namechecks Public Enemy and Rubén Blades as influences. As the latter aptly demonstrates throughout his stellar career, music can simultaneously be socially conscious and have a …
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Free Download: Cohoba's Chromatism EP [R.D.]

The day has come for Cohoba to release his Chromatism EP. If you’re unfamiliar with Cohoba, you must be new to Remezcla, because we’ve been covering his releases, building up to the …
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Free Download: Diego Mena's “Intolerante” [R.D]

Twitter: Marcos Hassan Dominican synth-pop rocker Diego Mena has given us a taste of his new album, Cadáveres en el closet, in the form of first single “Intolerante.” Chock full of vintage synths, …
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Video: Cohoba's "Wings" [R.D.]

Dominican producer Jorge Read, better known as Cohoba, has been slowly showing us the content of his next EP, Chromatism (2014, Stereoptico). Only a week after releasing the Beyoncé-sampling track "I Just," …
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Free Download: Cohoba’s “I Just”

Jorge Read is a 2010 Red Bull Music Academy graduate who solos under the name of Cohoba. His new EP, Chromatism, is due out this spring on his own label, Stereoptico. “Know …
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Video: Cohoba's "Know 1" [D.R.]

Clever wordplay is not the only thing Jorge Read excels at. Take the video for “Know 1,” a standout song from his forthcoming Chromatism EP under his Cohoba moniker, slated to be …
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Listen: Carolina Camacho's "Congo" [DOM]

Back in 2013, December that is, we raved about Carolina Camacho, the earthy Dominican singer compiling her Afro-Caribbean roots into a collage of modern-day whim. If "Ninfa de las aguas" was any …
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Rita Indiana Is Back [Kind Of]

A sad fact of the human condition is that xenophobia is a universal phenomenon. From the United States and beyond, immigrants have had to overcome numerous racial and legal obstacles in order …
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Free Download: Mediopicky’s Cantinas EP [DOM]

After hyping up the masses with the cute-as-pie preview single, “La Ola,” featuring Cristabel Acevedo from the sister duo Las Acevedo, Mediopicky finally unleashed his new EP, Cantinas: six rapid-fire songs where …
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Meet La Gran Mawon, Dominican Afro Roots Party Band

Né(e): Kndelo Eclipse, Gato Encarnación, Jah Beat, Zahir Ajam, Mitiko Viento, Jose Aquino Caminante, Dany LedesMan, Salvador Alba. Raíces: Santo Domingo, D.R. Sounds Like: Batey Cero, Rita Indiana, Fela Kuti, Mano Negra You should …
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Listen: Grand Resort's Memory Loss EP [USA]

Last month we gave you a heads up on Grand Resort’s new EP, Memory Loss, and it wasn’t for naught. The Brooklyn semi-solo act founded by Andrés Pichardo uploaded the five-track EP …
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Video: Alex Ferreira's "Camino Raro" [DR/ESP]

Like Mentira Mentira’s “No Way Out,” Alex Ferreira’s newest clip unfolds via multiple exposure—dudes blurring into their instrumental appendages—but with fewer goatees. The guitar-anchored “Camino raro” is off Ferreira’s 2012 release, El …
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Meet Franny & Zooey, Salingerian Sunshine Pop [DR]

Né(e): Juan Julio Peña, Victoria Linares, Guillermo Sang, Josué García, Diego Cepeda Raíces: Santo Domingo, República Dominicana Sounds Like: Disaffected youth slowly becoming affected You should listen to Franny …
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Meet Grand Resort: The Real Dominican Dream Pop [DOM]

Née: Andrés M. Pichardo Raíces: La Romana, República Dominicana via Brooklyn, NY Sounds Like: DIIV, Wild Nothing, or Beach Fossils with a stomach full of mangú, brugal, and yaniqueques. You should listen …
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Video: Diego Mena – "Memorable" (in 3D!)

Dominican pop-rockero Diego Mena continues to intrigue with his talent. Mena (no relation to Javiera) is back with a new video for his third single, “Memorable” off Doble Moral. The video was …
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Video: Veronica – "Naked" (+ free mp3)

I think I just died and went to dark-wave heaven. Even if you aren't a goth-head or a new wave, industrial drone, you won't be able to escape the hypnotic drill of …
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Free Music Playlist: Alt Indie Dominicana

In the Dominican Republic, the independent music alternative scene -- or however one wants to call it these days -- is surely on the rise. Today, we have a concrete scene with …
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Dominoes = Dominican Chess

If baseball is Dominican’s favorite sport then dominoes is our favorite pastime. In the DR everybody, from the youngest to the oldest, male and female alike, spends countless hours playing dominoes. I …
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Video: Veronica – "HUSH" (+ free MP3)

Dominican via New York post-punk trio Veronica (nope, we still don't know who Veronica is, so if someone does, tell us :) embark on their second music clip introducing a hodgepodge of …
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Meet Holograms: Melancholic Dominican Rock Duo

Née: Kelvin Uffre and Radi Pina Raíces: Dominican by way of New York City Sounds like: Your brain on a candy flip or beautiful Gregorian chants with rock and roll. You should …
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Ca$hflow: Judíos Dominicanos in need of support

Ca$hflow is Remezcla’s weekly dive into the world of internet crowdfunding. Know of an awesome Latin project that deserves attention? Send an email to tips@remezcla.com _________________________________ The Latin American Jewish population goes largely ignored in most …
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Reggaeton video helmer Jessy Terrero to direct De Niro

Avid reggaeton/rap video director Jessy Terrero (of Wisin y Yandel, Daddy Yankee, and Enrique Iglesias video fame) will helm Freelancers, an NYC rogue cop tale starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, and …
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April Playlist: Retoño

So technically, it's Spring. So that would mean: daylight lingers, flowers in bloom, general thaw out, yada yada yada. But us New Yawkers feel no such temperate luck. Winter won't fully die, …
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Video: Twin Shadow's "At my heels"

This might make me like Twin Shadow more. The Dominican-born, Brooklyn transplant known as Twin Shadow (née George Lewis Jr.) just released this video below for the Forget track "At my heels." …
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Free Download: Eddy Núñez's "Vivimorimorivivi"

If you thought Rita Indiana y Los Misterios alum Eddy Núñez was going to come hard with some electro-merengue Dominican free for all, nada que ver. "Vivimorimorivivi," the recent release from Núñez's debut …
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Latin American Herstory

Everyone knows that girls rule and boys drool. Or something to that effect. And there's a month that embodies this astute theory. March is Women’s History Month, so it's time to cast a …
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Watch: Maluca digs Blackberry + Wepasode #1

Hey, the Maluca Malas of the world have to make some dough, too. Washington Heights and Mad Decent collaborator Maluca is turning corporate tricks as the current face of urban Blackberry. Before …
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Free Download: Los Violetas' "Televisores"

TV waves invade your brain on this soap-operatic track by Los Violetas. Gosh darn it, we sure do love our tragic and energetic reminders of deteriorating relationships. Love is supposed to be …
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Listen: Mad Decent's Dominican Playlist

Oye, tigre, check out Mad Decent's muy Dominicano playlist, complete with some choice dembow and mambo action from El Nephew, DJ Scuff, y Lolo El Micrófono. Curated by Maluca collaborator Paul Devro …
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Latin Movies at Venice Film Fest

As surely as the end of summer, the Venice Film Festival will soon be underway. From September 1st to September 11th, the festival will host a slew of films from 35 countries. In …
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Maluca 101

Maluca is one of the artists headlining our SXSW showcase. "¿Con qué se come eso?" you ask? Here's a brief introduction to this up and coming fierce Latin artist. WHO SHE IS: A …
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Remezcla.com & BMI's Official SXSW 2010 Showcase

Exciting news! We have partnered with BMI for our second annual Official SXSW Showcase, which will take place Wednesday, March 17th 2010 at Mi Casa Cantina in downtown Austin. Since its St …
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Victor Rasuk Tries to Make it on HBO

Actor Victor Rasuk is on the phone, psyched about the fact that he’s being interviewed by an actual Dominican. “¿De la capital? Yo estaba en Santiago y de vacaciones en Punta Cana, …
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Rita Indiana says: Death to el Feisbu

And now, in marrrdita news: Rita Indiana is making fun of your Facebook obsession with her new song "Maldito Feisbu". The best thing to come out of the Dominican Republic since the …
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One big, happy Dominihaitian family

I knew I’d be hearing tons of crazy talk on the day of the Apple iPad release, but Fox News contributor Daniel Rodriguez has surpassed my expectations. Rodriguez, who I suspect is …
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Barriga Llena, Corazon Contento

Tu dices baile, yo digo dance! Across Latin America and across Latinos in America, the diversity of the Spanish language reflects it's people(s). Arguments about the correct way to eat a mango, …
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Replay: Arboles Libres, Enjambre

It's time for our weekly installment of reviews that bring you the real deal on what's going on in the music scene...We are the harshest of judges yet fair as our critical …
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In The Heights Run This Town

We know that the cast of In the Heights have a great stage presence and can damn well sing their heads off. But check them out as they spoof Jay-Z's "Run this Town," …
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Enter the New Ruin…

OK, we’ve got a crush, and had to share... We can’t get enough of young salseros Ruina Nueva.  They’re basically a boy band, but salsa-estyle, based here in da NYC.  And while we’re …
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Chimichurri Trucks

La Gran Manzana has plenty of late-night eats for your empty stomach after a night dancing with your amigos Don Barcardi, El Señor Cuervo y muchas Negra Modelos  (¡y Especiales!). The problem …
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Miti Miti lands in NY for Nacotheque

If you throw in the sassiness of CSS, plus the raunchiness of Peaches and add just a sprinkle of merengue-kinky you get Miti Miti. Rita Indiana and Raina Mast recently began this …
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Aljadaqui

Dominican band Aljadaqui’s show at SOB’s on that chilly 20th of December was worth going out and facing the cold. The night started off mellow and chill, with the opening band Latin …
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